Target: California Governor Jerry Brown
Goal: Require that all California colleges provide campus voting booths
Young people aged 18-29 make up about one third of eligible voters in the United States. However, only 46% report that they will be voting in the 2012 presidential election. Requiring that colleges in California provide voting booths on campus will undoubtedly increase voter turnout for students and teachers, and will be a positive step in the direction of political involvement and awareness among the general population.
This generation of college students rivals the Baby Boomer generation in size and is unrivaled in diversity, with one in every three belonging to a minority group. It is defined by its overwhelming optimism, tolerance, and technological savvy: qualities that will certainly contribute to the civil and economical well-being and the advancement of the nation.
With California being the most populated state in the United States, boasting over 37 million residents, the reform of the voting system should start there. Citizens are not powerless over the government; they control it. By making it more convenient for this generation to exercise their right to vote, it will inevitably increase their influence in politics and propel the nation towards a more democratic future.
By signing this petition, you will not only be informing Governor Jerry Brown of the necessity of this added opportunity for young voters in California, but also be motivating youth to become more active in politics and utilize their rights as citizens.
Dear Governor Jerry Brown,
In this age of advanced technology and social tolerance, our growth as a nation depends on our Generation Y voters. This generation of young people has shown an immense interest in reform of the United States through compassion, volunteer work, and increased awareness. I urge you to increase the influence of this vital denomination of citizens by requiring college campuses in California provide voting booths for students and teachers.
As a Democrat, I’m sure you are well aware that over half of young people aged 18-29 support the Democratic party and that nearly every state in the U.S. had a higher Democratic voter turnout from this demographic than Republican in the 2008 primary elections. Making on-campus voting booths mandatory would not only aid your influence in politics, but contribute to the advancement and improvement of our nation as a whole.
I implore you to consider this reform in the best interest of the Democratic party and, inevitably, of the United States.
[YOUR NAME HERE]
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